At Summit State Bank, we choose our board members carefully and seek individuals who bring integrity, honesty, financial responsibility, engagement, business acumen and who are active in our community. Given the dynamics of community banking, continuing education, participation with industry trade groups and regulatory seminars are an integral part of ensuring a competent and knowledgeable board. We believe that the make-up and diversity of experience, education, views and opinions is a powerful component of what makes a community bank effective and successful.
A winery consulting and management firm, since 1999; President of Laguna Custom Cellars, Inc., a winery venture capital firm, since 1999; President of Associated Vintage Group, a winery service company, from 1993 to 1999. The Board’s primary reasons for determining that he should serve as a Director is his knowledge of the local wine industry.
Director of the Bank since 2009. Previously a business consultant. Member of the Boards of Access Healdsburg/MyHbg.tv, Healdsburg Museum and Historical Society and the Sonoma County Assessor’s Appeals Board. Active CPA license for 25 years through 2003. The Board’s primary reasons for determining that he should serve as a Director are his position as President and CEO and his knowledge of bank administration and lending.
Cal-West Rentals, Inc. is a family-owned and operated, full-service equipment rental company that serves contractors, homeowners, and ranchers all over the North Bay Area. Encore Events Rentals is an event rental company serving the wine country and greater bay area. Past board member for the American Rental Association of California. The Board’s primary reasons for determining that she should serve as a Director is her representation and knowledge of the local Sonoma County business community.
This business concentrates on accounting, job costing and Workers’ Compensation insurance for the general engineering construction business. Vice President and CFO of North Bay Construction since 1991 with an engineering background and extensive financial operations experience. Past board member of the Engineering Contractors Association for 18 years and honored as Contractor of the Year in 1991 and 1996. He contributes extensively to the Petaluma community, including service on the Board of the Petaluma Boys & Girls Club. The Board’s primary reasons for determining that he should serve as a Director are his representation and knowledge of the Petaluma community and construction industry.
A design-build landscape development company serving the greater Bay Area since 1980. Founder of Muchas Grasses, a business that evolved into the largest resource of decorative grasses in California, which included importing 20,000 Spanish, Greek and Italian olive tree varietals to Sonoma County. In 2004, co-founded American Biodiesel/Community Fuels, which operates as a bio-fuel refinery in Stockton, California- a company utilizing a propriety production process that ensures fuel diversity and job creation. The Board’s primary reasons for determining that he should serve as a Director are his vast knowledge of the Sonoma County community and sound knowledge of the business community.
A consulting firm focused on bank management and profitability enhancement. Chief Executive Officer and Director of numerous financial institutions since 1972. Senior Vice President of Summit State Bank from April 2006 to May 2007. The Board’s primary reasons for determining that he should serve as a Director is his knowledge of bank administration and lending.
Previously Managing Director at Baxter Fentriss & Company, a Richmond, Virginia-based investment banking firm focused on the financial institution industry, from 2002 through 2015. Serves on the Boards of Virginia Capital Partners, a private equity fund, and Vesta Property Services, a property management company for condominium and homeowner associations. The Board’s primary reasons for determining that he should serve as a Director is his knowledge of the financial industry and capital markets.
Chief Accounting Officer of Installed Building Products, Inc., a building products supplier and installer company, since 2014. Formerly the Chief Financial Officer of Champion Industries, Inc., a commercial printing, office supply and retail office furniture company, since 1999. The Board’s primary reasons for determining that he should serve as a Director is his knowledge of finance and accounting.
Environmental Planning and Development Consultant for SOMO LIVING LLC., the developer of the first One Planet master planned community in Northern California. SOMO LIVING LLC, is a real estate development, property management, and commercial construction company that operates in Northern California. Co-founder of BrightHaven, a nonprofit Animal Sanctuary, and awarded the Jefferson Award for Public Service in 2013. The Board’s primary reasons for determining that he should serve as a Director is his knowledge of the Sonoma County community and real estate development, and his extensive business experience.
Since its inception in July 2007, Chairman of the Board of Directors of First Guaranty Bancshares, Inc. an SEC-registered $1.5 billion bank holding company headquartered in Hammond, Louisiana. Chairman of the Board of Directors of First Guaranty Bank, the wholly owned subsidiary of First Guaranty Bancshares, Inc., since May 1996. Since 1992, Chairman of the Board of Champion Industries, Inc. a holding company for commercial printing and office products companies that deregistered from SEC registration in 2016. Chief Executive Officer of Champion Industries, Inc. from 1992 to 2016. President of Champion Industries, Inc. from December 1992 to September 2000. President and general manager of The Harrah and Reynolds Corporation, predecessor of Champion Industries, Inc., from 1964 (and sole shareholder from 1972) to present. Director (from 1983 to November 1993) and Chairman of the Board of Directors (from 1983 to November 1993) of Bank One West Virginia Corporation (formerly Key Centurion Bancshares, Inc.) Since 1996, Chairman of the Board of Premier Financial Bancorp, Inc., an SEC-registered $1.5 billion multi-bank holding company headquartered in Huntington, West Virginia, and operating in Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia, Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia. Chairman of the Board of Directors of Energy Services of America Corporation, an SEC-registered company in Huntington, West Virginia, since 2006. Energy Services of America provides construction services to the natural gas, petroleum, chemical power, and automotive industries through its subsidiaries, C.J. Hughes Construction Company and Nitro Electric Company, Inc. The Board’s primary reasons for determining that he should serve as a Director is his experience in the financial industry, business acquisitions and corporate governance.